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Three vowels (Posted on 2016-06-21) Difficulty: 3 of 5
I’m on vacation. The name of the city I’m staying in now has three identical vowels in it (and no other vowels).
Same applies to the country I’m in, albeit with another vowel.

By now I know that the above statements do not uniquely identify my location, so your solutions may list some other places answering the above description.

Please provide your suggestions – the more the merrier…

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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A lot of computer work... | Comment 2 of 4 |
... for only one city: Toronto, Canada.

I went to the city list on Wikipedia and went to each of the letters of the alphabet a city name could begin with, copied the tables (two columns: city and country) into one Excel spreadsheet, saved the sheet as a tab-delimited text file, and had a program search the 3517 city names and came up with only one.

The Wikipedia article show only cities of 100,000 people or more so I didn't get the smaller towns on armando's list.  I wonder how he found so many.

DefDbl A-Z
Dim crlf$

Private Sub Form_Load()
 Form1.Visible = True
 Text1.Text = ""
 crlf = Chr$(13) + Chr$(10)
 Open "City list.txt" For Input As #1
   Line Input #1, l$
   ix = InStr(l, Chr(9))
   city$ = Left(l, ix - 1)
   country$ = Mid(l, ix + 1)
   cityv$ = "": countryv$ = ""
   For i = 1 To Len(city)
     If InStr("aeiouy", Mid(city, i, 1)) > 0 Then
       cityv = cityv + Mid(city, i, 1)
     End If
   If Len(cityv) = 3 Then
     If Left(cityv, 1) = Mid(cityv, 2, 1) And Left(cityv, 1) = Right(cityv, 1) Then
   For i = 1 To Len(country)
     If InStr("aeiouy", Mid(country, i, 1)) > 0 Then
       countryv = countryv + Mid(country, i, 1)
     End If
   If Len(countryv) = 3 Then
     If Left(countryv, 1) = Mid(countryv, 2, 1) And Left(countryv, 1) = Right(countryv, 1) Then
        Text1.Text = Text1.Text & city & "   " & country & crlf
     End If
   End If
     End If
   End If
 Loop Until EOF(1)
 Close 1
 Text1.Text = Text1.Text & " done"
End Sub

  Posted by Charlie on 2016-06-21 10:32:32
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